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Exclusive: Good Wife Gives Alicia's Bro a Beau

Alicia’s not the only member of her family lucking out in the romance department on The Good Wife.

Producers have tapped Michael Arden (The Return of Jezebel James, Bones) to recur as a love interest for Julianna Margulies’ TV brother Owen (Dallas Roberts), TVLine has learned exclusively.

Arden’s character is described as a handsome, flirty philosophy professor.

Earlier this month, executive producer Robert King confirmed to TVLine that the show was introducing a potential mate for Owen. “We wanted to [upend] the cliché of the gay brother on TV being neutered in some way,” he said. “They’re usually either celibate or they just broke up. You never see [a boyfriend]. But that’s not who Owen is.”

One of Arden’s most recent TV gigs was playing the secret lover to royal closet case Prince Jack Benjamin on NBC’s short-lived Kings.